Koelsch Elementary School

Koelsch Elementary School


Books are a wonderful gift that you can open all year long! Koelsch Elementary School and Hawthorne Elementary School received 500+ books each, so every student can take books home for holiday reading! Thanks to Boise School District Community Schools for making this connection for us!
Larry H. Miller Subaru Boise is supporting students and classrooms at Koelsch Elementary School through a Subaru of America, Inc. initiative this month called Subaru Loves Learning. Throughout the month of August, they’ll aim to fill a Subaru to the brim with essential supplies including pencils, 3-ring binders, glue, colored pencils, earbuds, highlighters, spiral notebooks, and more.

If you'd like to support students at Koelsch Elementary, drop off supplies at the dealership at 11196 W. Fairview Ave. in Boise from now through August 31.
We believe all children deserve a quality education and want to do our part to help provide some of the resources necessary for our community’s students to learn and grow in the classroom.
That’s why Larry Miller Subaru Boise is proud to adopt classrooms at Koelsch Elementary School in Boise this year as part of Subaru Loves Learning month.

Help us fill a Subaru to the brim in August by bringing in school supplies for Koelsch kids!
Volunteers handing out lunches at Koelsch Elementary School on Thursday! Thanks to our friends at Happy Day Brands for providing big bags of oatmeal for families to take home with them. #DaysofCaring2020 #LiveUnited #UWTV
Congratulations to Boise School District teacher Katie Mason, Idaho Public Television's Digital Innovator for the 2020-2021 school year! The Digital Innovator program recognizes Idaho teachers who enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms. Koelsch Elementary School principal Pam Dietz celebrates Katie with these words: “Katie Mason is a true go-getter. She serves in various leadership roles at Koelsch and does so honorably. When Katie is presented with a situation she is solution-driven and does what is best for her students and family. She is mindful of the various needs of her students and addresses them with care and compassion. She is a valuable professional at Koelsch and is respected by staff, students, and families.” Thank you Katie for all you do for students!
Congratulations to Koelsch Elementary School first-grade teacher Katie Mason, who was just named our 2020-2021 IdahoPTV Digital Innovator. Here's what that means for Katie, and for lucky teachers around the state who will get to learn from her:
Morley Nelson Elementary Free Adult Health Screening and Idaho Food Bank will be delivering EXTRA food boxes to take home while supplies last. Please spread the word. #vallivue #gracejordan #mountainview #fairmont #capital
“2019”girls basketball team are absolute rockstars! 🏀
The girls basketball team are rock stars good job girls! “2019” 🏀
When will the 2nd graders have their talent show?

Construction on Koelsch Elementary School began in March of 1956 with students and faculty being housed in Cole and Franklin Schools until the new school was ready for occupancy.

It took about nine months for most of the construction. In December of 1956, students moved into the new building even though there was some construction still to be completed. A dedication of the building was held in February of 1957, honoring Judge Charles Koelsch, for whom the building was named. Koelsch school was full the first year of operation. In 1957 four classrooms were added. This was e

Operating as usual


Early Release Tuesday 12/21/21 and Wednesday 12/22/21


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A message from Principal Dietz

twitter.com 04/03/2020

Koelsch Elementary on Twitter

twitter.com “We miss you all so so much! #bsdpride #everythingspossiblebsd #futureeagles #kindnessmatters #koelschschool”

twitter.com 04/03/2020

Koelsch Elementary on Twitter


twitter.com “#bsdpride #everythingspossiblebsd #futureeagles #kindnessmatters #koelschschool”

twitter.com 04/03/2020

Koelsch Elementary on Twitter


twitter.com “#bsdpride #everythingspossiblebsd #futureeagles #kindnessmatters #koelschschool”

twitter.com 04/03/2020

Koelsch Elementary on Twitter


twitter.com “#bsdpride #everythingspossiblebsd #futureeagles #kindnessmatters #koelschschool”

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Boise Public Schools on Twitter

Koelsch Families please read in regards to this weeks schedule.

twitter.com “To best serve our students, staff & families, Boise Schools will be closed tomorrow, Mon., March 16th & will remain closed through Fri., March 27th. Office staff at all schools will be available tomorrow for parents to pick up student medications, personal belongings, etc.”


Full day Kinder at Koelsch next year if we can get 18 families willing to sign up.


Thank you CS Beef Packing for your donation


Feb. 13 7th grade Pre Registration


Feb. 5 6:30 Fairmont 7th grade Open House


Rams of the Week


No School Jan 20


Rams of the Week Jan. 17


Boys and Girls Club will be Closed Thursday and Friday


5th grade field trip Jan. 10


Boys and Girls club will be closed Thursday and Friday please make different arrangements for your kiddos if they attend the club.


Dec. 23- Jan. 3 Winter Break


Kam 8:40 - 10:30 Buses will drop off 1 hour early
Kpm 11:30 - 1:15 Buses will pick up 1 hour early drop off 2 hours early
1-6 8:40- 1:15 Buses will drop off 2 hours early


Dec. 19 6th grade Field Trip The Nutcracker 4th grade Miss Spurgeon walking Field Trip


Dec. 18 Holiday Program 1:30 Grades 1,2,3


Dec. 13 Rams of the Week
Lunch times
1st 11:30
2nd 11:40
3rd 11:50
4th 12:10
5th 12:00
6th 12:20


Dec. 12 Everyday Leadership B4 3:20p


Winstead Neighborhood Meeting


Dec. 11 PTO Meeting 3:45


Dec. 6 Rams of the Week
Lunch times
1st 11:30
2nd 11:40
3rd 11:50
4th 12:10
5th 12:00
6th 12:20


Nov. 6 6th grade Field Trip BSU


Band Choir and Orchestra did great today!


Crazy Hair day tomorrow


Dec. 6 Choir Performance Capitol Rotunda 12:00pm and Boise School District Service Center 1:00pm


Nov. 4 Band Orchestra Choir Concert 10:15


Dec. 3 Kindness Rocks Event @ Capital High. Wear your Koelsch Shirts or Black and Gold!


Dec. 3 Runoff Election

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A message from Principal Dietz



ALL adults must sign in at the Main Office and get a badge

ALL adults must sign in at the Main Office and get a badge

If your child will be late or absent please call 208-854-5326
After 3 days of absences due to being sick please being in a doctor's note.
They can miss up to 10 days per semester

The lost and found is located in the Main hall next to the Office

Students will receive hand written, carbon copy messages at 3:00pm.
Please leave the message on the Main Office voicemail.

During class hours you can leave a voicemail and the staff member can call you back.

Most Koelsch bus stops are on the south side of Fairview.
1st-6th can start right away.
Kinder students need to wait for approval from the Transportation department
AM buses- kids should be out 10 minutes before pick up time
PM buses – Buses are only here for 6 minutes so kids need to quickly get to the bus area

Please don't drop off before 8:15
All students need to go out back and wait
Playground supervisors will decide if it's too cold, raining too hard, etc. to bring kids into the Gym.

Students that walk to and from school should not come any earlier then 8:15 and should leave immediately after the dismissal bell.

All students need to exit to the back of the building.
Please coordinate with your child where & who will pick them up.
If pickups are late staff will start calling child's contact list.

We cannot call a student to the Office until someone is here to sign them out so please take into account an extra 10-15 minutes to get them down to the Office.

The Boys and Girls club in Garden City will pick up/drop off. For more information please call them at 208-376-4960

Grades 1-6 8:45-3:15
Kinder AM 8:45-11:30
Kinder PM 12:30-3:15

Grades 1-6 8:45-1:15
Kinder AM 8:45-10:30
Kinder PM 11:30-1:15

To sign up for District text messages text SUBSCRIBE to 68453

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @koelschschool



2015 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID

General information

Mission Why we are here The mission of Koelsch Elementary School is to foster a love of learning in every student by providing opportunities for discovery, facilitating meaningful connections, and creating respectful environments. We believe these are the foundations necessary to celebrate each individual within our learning community. Vision What we desire Imagine every student inspired, challenged, and cared for by our outstanding staff. Imagine your family respected and valued by our welcoming school. Imagine our community united, strengthened, and prepared for a successful future. Values How we achieve Every child is respected, experiences success, and feels cared for and positive about their involvement at Koelsch Elementary School. We provide an environment which is orderly, safe, inviting, and stimulating. Our parental community feels welcomed and valued as full participants in their child’s education. Our staff works and shares as a collaborative team. Our staff is motivated, enthusiastic, and experience continued professional growth. Our leadership is supportive, encouraging, and fosters positive changes.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3:45pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:45pm
Wednesday 8am - 3:45pm
Thursday 8am - 3:45pm
Friday 8am - 3:45pm
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